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OnePlus 9RT launch teased by Pete Lau, name accidentally confirmed before official announcement

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The OnePlus 9RT launch has been teased by the company’s co-founder Pete Lau through a post published on Weibo. Interestingly, the teaser posted by the executive also clearly reveals the name of the upcoming phone. Previous reports suggest that the OnePlus 9 RT will launch on October 15. The new phone is speculated to launch in India and China as an upgrade to the existing OnePlus 9R. The specifications of the OnePlus 9RT are tipped to include Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 120Hz display.

On Thursday, Pete Lau posted a brief history about the OnePlus T series on Weibo, which began in 2016 with the launch of the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 8T as its latest model. He suggested that, unlike the previous models, the company will bring a phone with a new name in its T series, which is quite likely to be a nod to the OnePlus 9RT.

The executive ends the teaser by indicating more details to come on Friday. But meanwhile, Weibo has poured cold water on the company’s plans by clearly showing that the post was published using the OnePlus 9RT. This confirms the name of the phone that has been a part of the rumor mill till now.

For almost two months now, the OnePlus 9RT has been in the news as the company’s next phone. It is expected to come to India and China this month. Some certification sites also hinted at the development of the OnePlus 9RT for the Indian and Chinese markets.

OnePlus 9RT Price (Expected)

According to a recent report, the OnePlus 9RT will be priced between CNY 2,000 (approximately Rs 23,200) and CNY 3,000 (approximately Rs 34,800). The phone is also said to come in three different colors.

OnePlus 9RT Specifications (Expected)

In terms of specifications, the OnePlus 9RT is rumored to feature a hole-punch design and a full-HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. The phone is also reported to have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera sensor. It is also said to run on Android 11 with the new ColorOS 12 out-of-the-box. Furthermore, the OnePlus 9RT may come with a 4,500mAh battery and include 65W fast charging support.

Along with the OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus is rumored to have a OnePlus 9RT Combined Edition in the works that could be exclusive to China and arrive next month. The Chinese company may also prepare the OnePlus Buds Z2 as its next true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, which can be launched in addition to the OnePlus 9RT later this month.


Is OnePlus 9R Old Wine in New Bottle – Or Something Else? We discussed this on the Orbital, Gadgets 360 podcast. Later (from 23:00), we talk about the new OnePlus Watch. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.

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